Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

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Nourish your cat from the inside out with Hill’s Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food. Precisely balanced with an exclusive blend of nutrients, this special formula enriches his skin and coat while supporting a healthy immune system. And with natural, high-quality ingredients that are free from artificial flavors, the result is an easy-to-digest diet that your cat will love—and you’ll love how the superior proteins promote a healthy weight.

Key Benefits

  • Exclusive blend of omega-6 fatty acids and other nutrients nourish your cat’s skin and coat.
  • Clinically proven antioxidant blend with vitamins C and vitamins E to help support a healthy immune system.
  • Natural, high quality, easy-to-digest ingredient with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives for a flavorful, nutritious meal.
  • Taurine and controlled levels of phosphorus promote healthy vital organs, including the heart and kidneys.
  • High-quality proteins help promote a healthy weight.

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Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Brown Rice, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas.

Caloric Content

  1. 504 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 31.0% min
Crude Fat 19.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Vitamin C 85 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 500 IU/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min

Feeding Instructions

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pets new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period. Keep fresh water available at all times! Your pets nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup. Science Diet is available in a wide variety of dry and canned foods for your pets unique needs.

Transition Instructions

A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet’s current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food.

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Vets' #1 Choice

Vets' #1 Choice to Feed Their Own Pets

More than anyone, veterinarians know a healthy cat food when they see one. That's why they give Hill's Science Diet to their own cats more than any other brand. Hill's works with pet nutritionists to develop recipes with the best cat food standards in mind. These recipes are designed to keep your feline family member healthy and strong so she can enjoy more moments of purring and playing.

The Science Behind Happy

With over 220 veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists and food scientists working every day around the world, Hill's is able to create new products and improve existing ones that help your pet live a long, healthy and full life. They pride themselves on wholesome ingredients, precise nutrition and high-quality standards in pet food because they know firsthand that when your cat is healthier, she's happier too.

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Natural Recipes Made in the USA

Natural Recipes Made in the USA

Hill's is proudly made in the USA with only high-quality protein. Real chicken, lamb or salmon is the first ingredient, along with other natural ingredients sourced from North America, Europe and New Zealand-all free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Hill's uses high-quality ingredients to provide the proper balance of essential nutrients for optimal health. Guided by evidence-based research, Hill's formulas are precisely balanced to meet each pet's specific life-stage, size or special needs.



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About Hill's Pet Nutrition

For more than 70 years, Hill's Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting their passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything they do. With a dedicated team of veterinarians and pet nutritionists involved in the development of all their products, Hill's is able to ensure high-quality pet food to help all pets live a happy and healthy life.

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  • My cats love this food!

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    My vet has been after me to switch my cats over to Science Diet for awhile now. I was worried that they might not like it but decided to give it a go. My cats love this food! They eat less of it than their old grocery store food and they are thriving on it. It is packed with everything they need and it shows. They eat less of it than their old food.They don't need to eat so much because there is more nutrition per ounce than their old food. They are slimming down but it is all lean muscle now, not fat cats! Their coats are shiny and soft. They are the perfect picture of health now. They play more too. I'm so glad I took my vet's advice. It is really paying off. My vet will be so pleased!

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    I have always used Science Diet products. Both the cats and dogs have shiny, thick coats and they all love the food. My first vet recommended it and I continue to use it.

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  • Wouldn't feed any other food to my cats!

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    I have been feeding Science Diet to my cats for years now and just recently my local Pet Smart has decided to cut back on selling it. I decided to check out Chewy and was very happy with how it worked. I won't feed any other food to my cats as they do well on Science Diet and don't have any digestive issues while on it.

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  • Cats seem to like it ok, but not their favorite.

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    I wanted a food with lower phosphorus. Was feeding Authority and they haven't responded when I inquired as to the phosphorus content. My cats prefer eating Authority though. I'm trying to switch to a healthier brand. I need an option to buy 35 - 50 lb bag to save some money. This might be too expensive when I'm feeding 10 cats.

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  • Cats eat around it

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    I started to change over to this from the one we used for years, mixing it half and half. The cats eat around it and leave behind only the Hill's. Although this was recommended as better for the cats, the calorie count and fat percentage are far lower in the other brand. The moisture content of this product is low, too, which isn't healthy for one of our cats.

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  • My picky kitty loves this!

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    We recently switched to Hills Science Diet for our cat. This cat has been known to turn her nose up to many different brands, she's even pushed her dish off the counter top when she's displeased. We can happily say she prefers this food over her wet food now!!! I highly recommend this brand.

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  • Good diet dry food

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    This food was good for both my cats. Both are picky and its hard to find food they like. One of them is on a diet and the other can loss or gain weight so this worked out really good.

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    I'm a big fan of the Hills pet food line. Always used it for the past 41 years. There coat is so shinny for the food and less clean up in litter box or the outside on the dogs.

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  • Good for my cats

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    My cats have a half wet and half dry diet. I feel Hill's Science Diet food is a step up from many dry foods, and is one of the rotating dry foods I give to my cats. My cats have experienced no issues with it.

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  • Can't find anyting better than Science Diet!

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    My husband sold Science Diet in his veterinary office for many years and animals that ate SD were by far healthier than generic eaters. If you care for your pet you're going to spend money on them one way or another - either on good food or in the vet office. Our four cats love it!

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